This lovely horse finger puppet is a good craft for older children as it requires some sewing skills and the parts are reasonably small. The finished puppet is lovely!
You will need:
Brown and black felt
Black embroidery thread
Cut two body shapes from brown felt, using our template (below).
Cut two hooves from black felt.
Sew one set of the hooves to each body. Embroider a line of running stitch up the middle of each body to make the legs.
To make a tail, cut a short length of 6 strand embroidery thread and knot the end. Thread onto a needle and stitch through the body so the knot is on the back and the thread hangs where the tail should be. Separate out the strands and repeat until you are happy with the tail.
Sew the body pieces together, making sure to leave the bottom open. Glue some lengths of thread onto the top of the front of the body, to form the mane (see our photo above).
Now take the face piece and embroider two crosses for nostrils. Make the forelock the same way as the tail. Glue on wiggle eyes.
Now glue the face on top of the horse's body, so that the mane flows out to one side.